Where Dark Angels Fear to Tread
IT IS THE 42nd millennium. For more than a hundred centuries the Emperor has sat immobile on the Golden Throne of Earth. He is the master of mankind by the will of the gods, and master of a million worlds by the might of his inexhaustible armies. He is a rotting carcass writhing invisibly with power from the Dark Age of Technology. He is the Carrion Lord of the Imperium for whom a thousand souls are sacrificed every day, so that he may never truly die.
YET EVEN IN his deathless state, the Emperor continues his eternal vigilance. Mighty battlefleets cross the daemon-infested miasma of the Warp, the only route between distant stars, their way lit by the Astronomican, the psychic manifestation of the Emperor’s will. Vast armies give battle in His name on uncounted worlds. Greatest amongst his soldiers are the Adeptus Astartes, the Space marines, bio-engineered super-warriors. Their comrades in arms are legion: the Imperial Guard and countless planetary defense forces, the ever-vigilant Inquisition, and the tech-priests of the Adeptus Mechanicus to name only a few. But for all their multitudes, they are barely enough to hold off the ever-present threat from aliens, heretics, mutants – and worse.
TO BE A man in such times is to be one amongst untold billions. It is to live in a cruel and unforgiving universe. Forget the power of technology and science, for so much has been forgotten, never to be re-learned. Forget the false promises of “progress” and understanding, for in the grim future there is only war. There is no peace amongst the stars, only an eternity of carnage, and the laughter of thirsting gods.
For in-depth discussion of our version of the 40K universe – highly recommended for players – please read Cygnus Darkstar’s WIP guide, available here.
Locations of Interest:
- Silver Seraph, which is en-route to Pylos IV after loading miscellaneous equipment and 5,000 colonists.
- Amethyst, a fast packet which has just left the Pylos system after debarking 1000 highly skilled colonists.
- INS Anatolia, exact location unknown
- Updated Data Sheets for Imperial Warships: Battleship, Cruiser, Light Cruiser, Frigate, and Destroyer with all relevant performance information.